Stars Beat Drive to Collect Sixth-Straight Win
SALT LAKE CITY - The Salt Lake City Stars, the official NBA G League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, earned the longest winning streak in club history (Salt Lake City era) tonight, nabbing their sixth-straight win with a 98-88 victory over the Grand Rapids Drive.
Utah Jazz assignment player Juwan Morgan scored 20 points on 8-of-10 (.800) from the field and 4-of-5 (.800) from three-point range. The center also tallied five rebounds, five assists, four steals and three blocks. Jazz two-way player Jarrell Brantley finished with 20 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals. Kyle Collinsworth added 12 points on 4-of-7 (.571) shooting to go with five rebounds, two assists and two steals. Rodney Pryor tallied a near double-double off the bench with nine points and nine rebounds.
Five members of the Drive scored in double figures. Donta Hall tallied his seventh double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Detroit Pistons two-way player Jordan Bone recorded 15 points, seven rebounds and eight assists. Todd Withers (12 points), Dakarai Allen (11 points) and Pe'Shon Howard (11 points) finished with double-figures for Grand Rapids.
The Stars jumped out on a 6-0 run to start the game and held a seven-point (30-23) advantage at the end of the first quarter. Salt Lake City continued their dominance through the first half and took their largest lead of the game (14 points) with 30.4 seconds left in the third quarter. Grand Rapids fought back in the fourth quarter, starting the final frame on a 15-7 run, but ultimately could not come out on top.
The Stars held the advantage in assists (26-17), turnovers (18-22), points in the paint (54-44), fast break points (11-4) and blocks (10-6), while the Drive grabbed more rebounds (53-39), scored more second chance points (21-4), and racked up more points off the bench (35-31).
Salt Lake City will continue its three-game homestand with "Wizard Night presented by KeyBank" on Thursday, Dec. 5, against the South Bay Lakers (Los Angeles Lakers affiliate). The game, which tips off at 7 p.m. (MT) at Bruin Arena, will be broadcast live on ESPN+.
Tickets for all Stars home games are available at slcstars.com.
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